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Spotakova Propels the Czech Republic to Gold Medal 2:38

World champion Barbora Spotakova wins gold for the Czech Republic in women's javelin throw. Russian Mariya Abukumova leads in the early rounds but the competition is disrupted by rain. Abukumova extends her lead in the fourth round with a distance of 70.78m, but Spotakova stands atop the medals podium with a final toss of 71.42m. Athletics Javelin Women Final - Beijing 2008 - Barbora Spotakova (CZE), Mariya Abakumova (RUS), Christina Obergfoll (GER)

8/21/2008 12:00:00 AM